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  • Go Horticultural at RHS Wisley

    If you enjoy gardens and gardening then the Royal Horticultural Society's Headquarters at Wisley in Surrey is probably already on your 'Must see' list of places to visit. There are all kinds of gardens here, formal and non-formal, tropical in the greenhouses and temperate ( well they're just outside). I enjoyed the vegetable gardens with some of...

  • Learn about wildlife at Juniper Hall

    If, like me, you're very keen on wildlife you may like to sign up for a weekend field study course based at Juniper Hall a mile or so north of Dorking and next to the beauty spot of Box Hill.The 17th century Hall is owned by the Field Studies Council which is an educational trust dedicated to serving the interests in environmental education. When I...

  • Hampton Court Palace

    Although many consider this place to be part of Greater London, I think Surrey should get the credit for this. In my mind, Hampton Court is a "must see" for England. Those who would like it best are architecture buffs, history buffs, people who enjoy garden strolls, and most children. There are many stories to tell about what went on behind those...

  • Hampton Court Palace/Maze

    When I was young I visited Hampton Court a few times. The Palace was inhabited by Henry VIII. The garden has been transformed into a life size maze, using the hedges as walls, many visitors come here to get lost.

  • If you like parks

    There's a very nice park close to my old school, called Beddington Park. Its great for unwinding in. The River Wandle runs through it and there are many nice bridges. There are also tennis courts and a football pitch on one side, although officially you are not allowed to play footy, I've never seen anyone check. I never enjoyed Beddington park...

  • SILENT POOLS (Sherbourne Pond) - Lady of...

    Clear water trickles into Silent Pool from a spring that filters through the chalky hillside of the North Downs. The pool has an eerie green/blue tinge about it caused by the minerals it picks up on its journey.Fish swim in the pool’s tranquil water and birds aplenty frequent the area.The pond was originally put in place in the 1600s to service the...

  • Weybridge

    Weybridge is a town in Surrey in South East England.On its North side sits the River Thames, Weybridge is at the mouth of the River Wey, from which it gets its name.It is a suburb in the London commuter belt, and the some of the housing is expensive: as of 2008, six of the ten most expensive streets in South East England were in Weybridge.Weybridge...


    We had passed the entrance to this place many times (it's only a mile from our house), but we never realized what a lovely site it is or how beautiful the gardens are in the summer. We finally got there in late June, 2008 and were amazed! It isn't too easy to reach without a car, but the Dorking Station is only about a 10 minute cab ride away. This...

  • The Farnham Maltings

    Situated by the River Wey, in the 18th century the Maltings were a tannery then later in the 19th century it became a maltings and brewery and closed in 1956. Nowadays it is a theatre, a warren of artists studios and Riverside Cafe. We were here to see an art exhibition.

  • She's a pinball whizz!

    I hadn't played pinball in a few years and found this one in a great pub in Farnham called The William Cobbet. It's a friendly, welcoming pub, very popular with locals, students and visitors.

  • St Andrews Church

    We walked through the church grounds and heard the most incredible organ music coming from inside and so we entered and stopped for a few minutes to listen. Moments like that are priceless.


    Leith Hill can be found south of Leatherhead and not too far from Effingham and Dorking. It's the highest point in SE England, and the views are spectacular on a clear day. A tower was built there and it's a common meeting place for cyclists out on a weekend jaunt or for those who like a bit of walking and hiking. A few paths lead up to the top of...


    Winkworth Arboretum near Godalming (which is near Guildford) is a lovely spot for a picnic and a bit of a hike or stroll. The land was owned by a Dr. Fox who had a real love for trees and nature. He gave this property to the National Trust in the 50's, and it has been magnificently cultivated, helped along and kept in wonderful condition. Over a...


    A great place for a summer picnic... and the collection of antique instruments here is very interesting. The main house if magnificent and gives a peek to how life was for those with money in the days when country estates dominated life. For more history about Hatchlands, the National Trust website is very helpful.

  • Hampton Court - Geneneral info

    The palace consists of the following must see places Henry VIII State Apartments , although most of his rooms were demolished in the 18th century the Great Hall complete with “evesdroppers” and the Chapel Royal stand today. Tudor Kitchens these are enormous Wolsey Rooms houses a collection of Renaissance paintings in these small Tudor rooms The...

  • Be Amazed in the Maze

    As you can see by proof of picture that we found our way to the center.The maze was designed by Stephen Switzer for William and Mary but his original design had 20 dead ends, only 4 were put in. Its relatively easy to find you way through its a half mile walk start to finishAs you turn the corners there is whispering voices in the hedges - perhaps...

  • Great Fountain Garden - Hampton Court

    Only one of the 13 original fountains remain surrounded by large Yew trees planted by Queen Anne (1702-14). The overall layout is from the Victorian period.I found this beautiful swan at the side of the fountain, a bit camera shy but extremely tame, the water might have just been a tad too cold for him

  • Privy Garden - Hampton Court

    The word privy means sharing in a secret or perhaps hidden gardens.Although these gardens could be veiwed by the public from the windows of the Kings Apartments it was only the King who was allowed to walk and use the Privy Garden for his pleasure alone. Also the best view of the gardens focuses in on the presence room where only people of status...

  • Tours of Hampton Court

    Guided tours are offered through various parts of Hampton Court. The guides dress in full period costume and bring to life the historical events and nature of the rooms. We were fortunate enough to take 2 such guided tours, of Henry VIII’s State Apartments and an Introduction to the Kings Apartments of William III. These tours last approx 30min and...

  • Fountain Court - Hampton Court

    This courtyard was designed by Sir Christopher Wren for William III to replace Henry VIII's courtyard.When a new drainage system was being put in place under the cloister of fountain court two skeletons were found and believed to be responsible for haunting the main courtyard. They are believed to be soldiers who died during the English Civil war...

  • Help I'm stuck

    If you are directionally challegened running around in circles meeting dead endsDon't worry help is at hand - we spotted this maze ladder upon our exit useful for saving damsels in distress.

  • Clock Court - Hampton Court

    Admire this maginificant clock in the second courtyard which was made for King Henry viii in 1540. It is an astronomical clock and shows the hour, month, day, number of days since the begining of the year - It also shows hide tide at London bridge which was vital information at in those days to allow safe passage by boat.If you are travelling by...

  • Polesden Lacey

    This is the inspiration for 'Gosford Park.' Set in the Surrey Hills, this lovely home belonged last to the Greville family and hosted many celebrities and Royals over the years. The gardens are beautiful and the house, itself, contains a fantastic art and china collection. In May, 2006, there's been an unusual sculpture exhibition on the grounds. I...

  • Gardens at Polesden Lacey

    Th 1400 acre site of Poleden Lacey is a mix of wonderful gardens, picnic areas and walks. It is a wonderful place for families to visit and offers a range of activities and events.

  • Polesden Lacey

    This wonderful regency villa and the 1400 acre site that it stands in was given to the National Trust in 1942 by Mrs Ronald Greville heiress of the McEwans beer empire. The house itself dates back to the eighteenth century.When Mrs Greville died she stipulated in her will that the house remain as it was with all the furniture and art so that the...

  • Get Wet While Having Fun!

    Amongst other 'water' rides at Thorpe Park, you'll find Tidal Wave.Haul 4 tonnes of reinforced GRP hull up 85 feet of steep, slippery incline. Heave it over a near vertical drop pointed at a 3 million gallon lagoon. The impact is 1.5 G's. 3 tonnes of water turns to stinging vapour. And this is FUN?Thorpe Park is open between 16 March 2005, and...

  • Rollercoasters - and More!

    COLOSSUS begins its powerful journey with a heart-pounding climb to the awesome height of 100 feet before plunging down towards the ground and then sensationally rocketing skywards into the first gravity-defying 360º vertical loop.The relentless twisting and turning continues as it quickly races into two spiral loops then spectacularly moves into a...

  • Box Hill

    Box Hill is a very famous attraction in Surrey. It's often mentioned in works of fiction such as 'Emma,' and the views are stunning from its high vantage point. It's a National Trust Property... lovely for a walk or just to enjoy the small cafe.This is the view down to Dorking... October, 2004.

  • Claremont in Esher

    Claremont is a lovely, National Trust property on the road between Cobham and Esher. It was a favorite spot of Queen Victoria and originally presented to Queen Charlotte... then belonged to Lord Clive, too, at one time. It's a beautiful spot for walking and doing some communing with nature.

  • Walking along the Basingstoke Canal

    The Basingstoke Canal Towpath Trail is a permissive footpath which stretches 33½ miles from Penny Bridge to its junction with the River Wey at Woodham.It is a wonderfully scenic route, passing through a wide range of habitats from woodland and heathland to wetland and pasture, each supporting a different community of plants and animals. Wildlife...

  • Chessington World of Adventures

    The amusement park is within easy reach of London, its open from April to November. Prices start at fifteen pounds for under 12's and eighteen pounds for over 12's.Oh and the rides are pretty hair raising too.

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